LASIK LASER Vision Correction
Laser Vision Correction is a modern surgical procedure that has helped millions of people see better. LASIK permantly changes the shape of the cornea to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK does not correct the condition known as presbyopia (loss of auto focus) that occurs around age 40 in most people.
To prepare for laser vision correction, a complete eye exam with special testing will be done. The complete eye exam takes 1-2 hours and includes:
-Complete dilated exam
-Corneal thickness measurement
-Prescription for glasses if you are not a candidate
You must be 18 years of age or older.
A stable eye glass prescription for two years.
Your eyes must be free of disease.
You must have realistic expectations.
Texas Regional Eye Center offers complimentary consultations daily. Call 979-774-0498 to schedule.
LASIK v. PRK
There are two basic ways to reshape the corneal surface with the laser, PRK and LASIK. Each technique uses “custom” corrective technology and provides good vision. PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy) treats the surface of the cornea while LASIK treats beneath the corneal surface.
LASIK Cost Overview
LASIK Surgical Fees
myopic, hyperopic or astigmatic LASIK
*Topical and oral anesthesia fees
*Post-operative ocular medications
*Refinements for one year
*Post-operative office visits for one year at TREC
*Complete eye exam which includes:
-Complete dilated exam
-Corneal thickness (pachymetries)
-RX for glasses if not a candidate for LASIK
-Post op kit
$3,900 (both eyes) LASIK with Wavescan
$4,300 (both eyes) LASIK with Wavescan (if financed
Patients scheduled for the LASIK procedure will have two oral postoperative medications called into the pharmacy of their choice.
*Eye exam costs of $250 (established patients) or $270 (new patients) are not refundable if you do not have the LASIK procedure.
Most insurance companies do not cover Laser Vision Correction. If your company offers coverage for the procedure you are having, our insurance staff will assist you in filing your claim. LASIK is an excellent investment in your personal well being. For this reason, we believe that financial considerations should not be an obstacle and we provide the following options for payment:
Payment in Full
Payment in full is due prior to surgery, and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card. For your convenience, we accept Discover, Master Card and Visa.